TRAINING ADVICE

Listed below are some information documents which provide generalised advice on various subjects and can be downloaded, free of charge.

Permission is given to freely share the information documents, without change or addition.

The advice provided is necessarily generalised and may not be appropriate for all dogs in all situations. Please feel free to contact Vicki Austin for further advice.

I hope the information helps you to understand your dog a little better!

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CRATE TRAINING

It might look like a cage to you, but think from your dog’s perspective.

SOME GOOD ADVICE – ADOLESCENT AND ADULT DOGS

Open the lines of communication.

TOILET TRAINING

This document provides advice for toilet training a new puppy, and also sound advice for an adult dog with toilet training issues.

THE RESTRAINT OR TIE-UP

This de-sentisation program assists in building the dog’s self confidence in being able to be alone and feel safe. It is a must for every dog and puppy!

RECALL

Training a reliable recall or come when called can be simple when you know how.

PUPPY BITING AND NIPPING

Ouch! That hurts! Why puppies need to bite us and how we can manage it.

DIGGING

Save my garden!

BARKING

Dogs bark! It is normal canine behaviour.

FOR THE NEW PUPPY

Getting off on the right foot is important. Experiences and lack of suitable experience during the sensitive phase can have a life long effect.

BABIES, CHILDREN AND DOGS

Introducing a new baby to the resident dog can be highly stressful to new parents, not to mention to the dog! Please share this document with any expectant Mums and Dads.

FEAR AND ANXIETY

Fear and anxiety can be debilitating to the sufferer and greatly reduce their quality of life. The resulting behavioural problems can be distressing and reduce the quality of life for dog owners, neighbours and others in the community. This document provides a few tips that may assist.